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Creating a New Standard for Emergency Care

2017 16 Jun

Point-of-care ultrasound is helping clinicians at the Great North Trauma and Emergency Centre to assess a wide range of patientsPoint-of-care (POC) ultrasound is now commonly used in emergency departments throughout the UK. These instruments provide valuable insight for the assessment of both trauma and non-trauma patients, as well as helping to guide... Read more

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Point-of-Care Ultrasound goes Underground

2017 16 Jun

Consultant Anaesthetist Stephan Rauscher uses point-of-care ultrasound as part of his daily routine working in the emergency department (ED) at the Katharinenhospital in Stuttgart. He is also involved in the training and scheduling of emergency physicians from the department. Any of these clinicians could potentially be called to an emergency in the... Read more

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Point-of-Care Ultrasound Helps Streamline Management of Cardiac Arrest

2017 13 Jun

Point-of-care systems are ideal for the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh’s emergency ultrasound training programmePoint-of-care ultrasound plays an important role in the management of cardiac arrest, as Dr Matthew Reed, an Emergency Medicine consultant at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, explained: “We know that the prognosis for a patient with a beating... Read more

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Point-of-care ultrasound transforms sports and exercise medicine in Jersey

2017 04 Jun

A FUJIFILM SonoSite Edge ultrasound system has revolutionised Dr Adam Garnett’s sport and exercise medicine practice.Sportsmen and women on the Channel Island of Jersey are benefitting from the introduction of point-of-care ultrasound. Dr Adam Garnett, a sports and exercise medicine consultant at the Jersey Sports Medicine Clinic, explained: “My interest... Read more

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Streamlining Management of Cardiac Arrest with the Aid of Point-of-Care Ultrasound

2017 29 May

Point-of-care ultrasound plays an important role in the emergency sector, enabling hospital clinicians and paramedics responding to an urgent call for medical assistance to assess a patient’s condition. Dr Matthew Reed, an Emergency Medicine consultant at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, explained how ultrasound contributes to the management of cardiac... Read more

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FUJIFILM Sonosite Keeps the Wheels in Motion

2017 18 May

Dr Bausili at the Titan Race The medical team, Cardiosos, attending the Gaes Titan Desert by Garmin endurance mountain bike race this year had point-of-care ultrasound close at hand to help them deal with injuries and medical emergencies. The race saw over 463 top-level mountain bikers cover 612 kilometres of sand dunes in Morocco over the course of... Read more

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Ultrasound guidance improves the accuracy of epidurals

2017 17 May

 SonoSite’s X-Porte helps Dr Abraham Ssenoga to administer epidurals under ultrasound guidance.Anaesthetists at Liverpool Women’s Hospital are taking advantage of ultrasound guidance to administer epidurals, as consultant anaesthetist Dr Abraham Ssenoga explained: “Liverpool Women’s is a specialist obstetrics and gynaecology hospital that deals with... Read more

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Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Accurate, Faster, Less Painful

2017 15 May

A new study shows that point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) assessment of distal forearm injuries in children is accurate, timely and is associated with low levels of pain and high satisfaction. Findings of the study are published in Academic Emergency Medicine. See Also: Hand-held Ultrasound for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm DetectionWhen it comes to the management... Read more

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Creating a New Standard for Ultrasound in Emergency Care

2017 21 Apr

Point-of-care (POC) ultrasound is now a common sight in emergency departments throughout the UK. Professor Bob Jarman, Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Great North Trauma and Emergency Centre, explained the potential benefits of more widespread ultrasound use: “There is a lot of interest in POC ultrasound within our department, above and beyond... Read more

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Point-of-Care Ultrasound Improving Care for Chest Patients

2017 23 Feb

Dr Angshu Bhowmik routinely uses point-of-care ultrasound to guide pleural procedures.Ultrasound guidance is now routinely used for pleural procedures, with current British Thoracic Society guidelines stating that all pleural drain insertions and aspirations should be performed using the technique. Dr Angshu Bhowmik, a consultant chest physician specialising... Read more